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Thursday, January 13, 2011

Tin Man's Home Game

We had a light turn out for the tournament at Tin Man's last Friday, with only seven showing up. Jaime and Chas were in Shreveport donating big bucks to the Louisiana casino gods, so that thinned the crowd.

Bluffin' Bev busted me in third (bubble). The blinds were high and even the chip leader Random Order had less than 10BB, so it was really a bingo game at this point.

I was down to 6BB when I looked down at pocket tens. Bev limped, RO folded and I raised 2.5X, looking for action with a strong hand. Bev called and the flop came A-J-10 rainbow. Bev min bet and I put her on an ace, maybe even two pair. I shoved my set and she insta-called. I was confident I was good here, until Bev flips over K-Q for the flopped straight.


The board didn't pair, so I was out and headed over to the $2 cash game.

I had more success there, leaving with a $17 profit. I know that doesn't sound like much, but that's over 8 buy-ins. Not bad.

There were a couple of interesting hands played. In one, I raised three limpers pre-flop with 2-3 offsuit and took it down. Of course, I HAD to show that one!

"Okay, we're at war now!" said Tin Man. LOL.

I tried to buy an orphan pot on the river a little later, but learned it's hard to push someone of their hand when they've slow-played quad jacks.

"I told you we're at war!" hollered Tin Man as he stacked chips, most of them mine.

We cashed out at midnight and Bluffin' Bev asked if I would give her a ride home. "Give a ride to the lady that busted me out of the tournament?" I asked.

"That's right...loser."

So, after dropping Bev off, I headed back to the Duck blind.

Sometimes, I think I'm just too nice :o)

Till next time, win the flips!